A man has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged stabbing in Thames yesterday.
For a short time last night police were hunting 36-year-old Arana Barlow, after a woman suffered critical injuries following a stabbing on Ngati Maru highway about 4pm.
A 2-year-old boy was missing from the home and police began a hunt for Barlow, 36.
Police said at the time they had extreme concerns for the child.
He was caught in Kelston, a suburb in west Auckland, shortly after 9pm.
On Saturday morning police said a 36-year-old man had been charged with attempted murder and he would appear in Hamilton District Court today.
Police said the alleged victim was in a serious but stable condition and would undergo surgery.
The child involved had been returned to family care.